Mick Schumacher said after the Austrian GP that the tripleheader gave him “valuable time in the car. The German stayed ahead of his Russian teammate Mazepin eight times in the first nine races.
In these eight races, he even lapped Mazepin all the time.
His best qualifying result came in France, when he made it to Q2 in 15th place, and he qualified half a second ahead of the Russian in Austria.
Asked if there were any positives to take from his 19th-place finish at the last race, Schumacher said: “I think we all grow and learn, obviously, with every race weekend. For me personally I feel I’ve been growing stronger and stronger with the team and being able to spend the time with the team is really good. I’m looking forward to Silverstone.”
Haas announced they were pulling out of the development race for this season so they could focus on the 2022 season, Schumacher said the team is still looking for pace solutions, nonetheless.
“I mean obviously it was not easy, but still, we got to be in the fight in the beginning of the race.”
“Got a pretty good start and yes, I mean, we have to take what we get and that’s a positive. But nonetheless now, we will analyze everything, and we’ll find a few tenths here and there to be able to be closer to the rest.”
Guenther Steiner, the team principal of the Haas F1 Team, only agreed with his driver’s words.
“It’s the end of our first triple header this year – so, I think everybody’s ready to go home and get a little break before we get ready for the next race.”
“We performed well as a team throughout this series of races, and obviously we’ve got a few more triple-headers coming this season. We’ll be well prepared, but it is tiring once you’re into them.”
“From today’s race we had the result we expected. Both guys put in a solid performance, there is just not a lot more in it for us at the moment. The learning is continuous, and the drivers are getting better.”